News Teachers at one of Michael Gove's flagship free schools have suspended their strike action

Teachers have suspended what would have been the first strike action against one of Education Secretary Michael Gove’s flagship free schools.

Headteachers to consider strike action

Britain's biggest headteachers' union is poised to back strike action against the threat to their members' pensions in a move that could lead to the closure of thousands of schools.

Anger at £21m spent on schools consultants

Teachers' leaders yesterday accused the Government of squandering millions of pounds on private education consultants at a time when schools are facing job losses and cutbacks.

Teachers question free schools cost

The Government was today accused of squandering millions on private companies at a time when schools are facing cutbacks.

Leading article: Faith schools must confront homophobia

The debate on homophobia at the National Union of Teachers' annual conference in Harrogate yesterday will not have allayed many people's concerns about where faith schools are taking education in this country. Delegates overwhelmingly backed a motion calling on the union to investigate the extent to which teachers and pupils face discrimination and abuse in these schools on the basis of sexual orientation.

Social network warning for teachers

Schools are snooping on social networking sites, and googling potential candidates before appointing new staff, teachers have been warned.

Gizmos replace pens as pupils' classroom kit

Children fail to turn up with proper equipment, say teachers, who blame parents for indiscipline

Political education classes 'should be compulsory'

Youngsters should receive compulsory lessons in political education before they leave school, a teachers' union leader declared yesterday.

Teacher strikes a 'racing certainty' for the summer term

Every school in England and Wales will be hit by strike action over pensions this summer term, teachers' leaders warned last night.

Chalk Talk: Not even the unions will allow us to escape this Royal wedding

Sad to note that the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) has shied away from going head to head with the Royal wedding for news coverage a week on Friday.

Minister heckled at teachers' conference over pension reform

Teachers heckled and jeered the Schools minister yesterday as he tried to justify a range of government policies to them.

Moderate teachers set for first national strike

A teachers' union which has never taken national strike action before is threatening to stage a series of school walk-outs starting this summer.

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